Cuba surpassed the barrier of 100,000 coronavirus infections since the beginning of the pandemic, by reporting 1,110 new positive cases at the end of this Friday, a day in which it also lamented the death of 12 people from the disease.
The island already has 100,318 diagnosed patients, while the death toll rose to 581, which confirms the rise in mortality from COVID-19 in the country in the current month of April. In addition, in the last 24 hours, 988 discharges were given, with which those recovered reached 93,948.
Now 25,030 people are hospitalized in Cuba due to the infectious disease, of them 3,673 are suspects, 15,624 are under surveillance and 5,733 are active cases. Of these active cases, 5,664 present a stable clinical condition, while 69 are in ICUs: 30 critical condition and 39 in serious condition, according to the daily report of the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP).
Se confirmaron 1110 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 100318
5733 casos activos
5664 evolución clínica estable
30 pacientes en estado crítico
39 pacientes en estado grave
93948 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/kDoyMm2cdQ pic.twitter.com/HOGnj610Kp
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) April 24, 2021
As for the new cases, these were detected after 22,587 PCR samples were processed and 1,088 of them are autochthonous, 1,055 are contacts of previously confirmed cases and 33 have no known source of infection.
Meanwhile, the 22 imported cases come from Russia (18), Spain (3) and Canada (1).
By sex, there were 544 females and 566 males, while 538 were asymptomatic at the time of their diagnosis.
The age group most affected in the last day was that of 40-59 years, with 376 infections, while there were 365 between 20 and 39. Those under 20, for their part, were this time 167, of them 154 in pediatric ages and eight under one-year-old; while those over 60 reached the alarming figure of 212.
By provinces, Havana (663) continues to be the epicenter of the pandemic on the island. Meanwhile, Matanzas (131), Santiago de Cuba (66) and Sancti Spíritus (44) also remain in the red.
After the most recent registered cases, the rate of positive cases in Cuba in the last 15 days rose to 138.7 per 100,000 inhabitants, while 42 transmission events remain open.
Therefore, the health authorities reiterated that the spread of SARS-CoV-2 is active throughout the country, with an upward trend that they attribute to the presence on the island of new, more contagious strains and many people’s lack of risk perception.